Japanese NGO Mekong Watch claims that compensation offered to farmers forced to leave the first phase of the Thilawa SEZ is violating Japanese government guidelines.
Tour companies offer tourists and locals alike the chance to see Burma’s former capital from the water.
Burma’s first women’s forum began on Friday, bringing together leading women from various sectors and regions to discuss women’s roles in Burma’s changing society.
The opposition leader says the late South African leader was “a great human being who raised the standard of humanity.”
Burma’s president seeks more investment and development assistance from the Philippines, saying his country needs help to catch up with the rest of Southeast Asia.
Burma marks the 200-year anniversary of the arrival of an American missionary who is credited with bringing Baptist Christianity to the country.
An activist who set a Chinese flag alight at a protest against the Letpadaung copper mine has been detained by police in Burma’s biggest city.
Win Pe Myint’s current exhibition at the Myanmar Ink Art Gallery in Rangoon includes landscapes from his travels in Upper Burma.
Amid calls for a “federal army” from Burma’s ethnic armed groups, the country’s commander-in chief claims the current military is already a federally constituted institution.
The Obama administration faces bipartisan opposition to plans for limited US engagement with Burma’s military due to concerns over human rights and North Korea ties.
Rangoon University, once among Asia’s most prestigious institutions of learning, crumbled during decades of military rule, but on Thursday it reopens to undergrads.
Burma’s largest area of mangrove forests has declined by 64.2 percent since 1978, according to new research, which forecasts a gloomy future for the vital forests.
Before the government conducts a major census next year, ethnic minorities are collecting their own data, saying they are wary of trusting statistics from Naypyidaw.
State media reports that some of the nearly 8,000 people displaced during violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Mandalay Division in March will be resettled.
Plans to give citizens of Burma’s commercial capital access to the river are included in a vision for development in the fast-growing city.
Burma will host an international women’s forum, with Aung San Suu Kyi expected to attend with IMF managing director Christine Lagarde and other prominent leaders.
Lawyers note a substantial lessening of interference from the government but say significant challenges remain to their independence under Burma’s quasi-civilian government.
Transparency International ranks Burma 157 out of 177 countries in its annual survey of corruption perceptions, an improvement on last year.
Burma’s Department of Civil Aviation says there are no plans to allow a foreign helicopter company to manufacture choppers in Rangoon, refuting a recent report.
The small ethnic Shan minority in Burma’s former capital gather at a Buddhist temple to mark New Year.